Media Room

September 30, 2019

Thousands of scores share office space with TMC staff


The TMC has been collecting music scores for most of its 125 year history and has one of the most extensive choral music collections in the country — more than 400 different works, totalling over 50,000 scores.

September 26, 2019

Singing painters


In our search through our history we’ve discovered a couple of acclaimed Toronto artists who were also singers in the TMC – Owen Staples and Herbert S. Palmer – and someone just shared with us a painting by our founder Augustus Vogt.

September 18, 2019

Associate Conductors – Where are they now?


We are proud to be part of the careers of some of the new generation of choral conductors. In 2011 the TMC created the position of Associate Conductor to provide talented and world-class-potential choral conductors at an early stage in their career with coaching, training and mentoring. We’ve had four Associate Conductors to date.

August 28, 2019

Lorne Greene, TMC & WWII


Legendary Canadian actor and broadcaster Lorne Greene was narrator and MC for WWII fundraising and Remembrance Concerts in which the TMC performed.

August 13, 2019

a music typewriter


This ad, from a 1939 concert program, is for a musician’s typewriter. Look at the price – $70 in 1939 would be $1222 in 2019 dollars!

August 8, 2019

John McCrae attended our first concert


We were fascinated to learn that John McCrae attended our very first concert on January 15, 1895. Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD is best know for writing the famous war memorial poem In Flanders Fields. 

August 6, 2019

TMC travels to Chicago in 1909 in style


In 1909 the TMC travelled to Chicago to sing three concerts with the Theodore Thomas Orchestra. The 228 members of the choir were brought to Chicago on two special Pullman trains of seven cars each, leaving Toronto Tuesday evening, arriving in Chicago Wednesday morning.

August 5, 2019

Enjoy TMC selections on YouTube


It’s easy to add some TMC choral music to your day — stream some of the music we’ve posted on YouTube. There are many videos and playlists to choose from – English Cathedral Greats to Christmas carols and music, to music by Canadian composers.

July 24, 2019

TMC brought famous American orchestras to Toronto in early 20th century


In the early years of the 20th century, the Choir brought a number of stellar American orchestras to Toronto for concerts, including the Theodore Thomas Orchestra of Chicago (which became the Chicago Symphony Orchestra).